It's been a long time since I've done an entry about words, and I miss them! I've been considering a weekly feature, but not sure I could deal with the schedule of that. I've thought about sharing the words that I've stumbled over each week that are new to me. Actually I like that idea a lot. And this time I'm going to try something that may be more fun for you, my readers! Be sure to tell me if you enjoy it.
So I'm going to give you several sentences with the new word in them. Your assignment is to pick the one (or more) that uses it correctly. I'll post the answers tomorrow.
1. RONDALLA (rhon-DAL-ya)
a. The ceremony was held in the rondalla of the capitol building.
b. The Philippine rondalla featured a guitar, bass and mandolins.
c. Streptococcus rondalla threatened to close the entire elementary school.
d. A geometric rondalla is a specially defined type of ellipse.
2. XIPHIOD (ZYE-foid)
a. Xiphoid is the next to the last letter of the Greek alphabet.
b. She played beautiful mountain folk music on her xiphoid.
c. Xiphoid ecosystems are dry and arid.
d. The horseshoe crab's tail is xiphoid in appearance.
3. NETBALL (NET-ball)
a. Netball is a game similar to basketball, popular with girls in Great Britain.
b. Netball is what one calls out when a tennis serve hits the top of the net, but falls into the opponent's court.
c. Netball is a nickname for volleyball.
d. Floats used on large fishing nets are called netballs.
4. QUORN (KORN) There are two correct answers to this one. I knew one of them, but ran into the other just today.
a. A quorn is a large conical, but curved, horn.
b. The Quorn is a famous and historical foxhunt in Great Britain.
c. A quorn is a millstone used for grinding grain.
d. Quorn is a brand of vegetarian meat substitutes made from edible fungus, for example: Quorn chicken.
|Hike Planning Report|
|Wrote a long email to the hike crew
Had a long phone call with Marie about the hike
Walked 1.5 miles with 40 pounds
We had some things to do today with friends, and then I had some assignments for actual money, so I didn't get anything more done on hike food. Tomorrow I'll be manning a booth about the North Country Trail at an Earth Day fair, so I'll probably get even less done. But I think that is my last outside commitment before the hike!
For some other new words, see Rainy
See The Dentist and the Riddler
See Ug-ly Words